Workshops & Orientations

At critical transition points in your academic career, we offer orientations and workshops intended to ensure that you are equipped with specific information needed to move forward while getting the most out of your college experience.

We believe this information is important for you to have to plan your future studies, so there are registration advisement holds attached to the workshops.

You will not be able to register for classes until you have resolved the hold by attending the associated workshop or orientation.


New or Transfer Student Orientation

ALL students new to UNM must complete Orientation before starting their first semester

Orientation is an overall introduction to UNM where you will be introduced to academic expectations, policies, and procedures in addition to available resources and how to access them.

  • Learn how to use UNM technology for registration and communication
  • Set up one-on-one time with your academic advisor to discuss your interests, goals, and any questions you have about your time at UNM
  • Register for classes!

Sign Up for Orientation


A&S Advisement Workshops

A&S Advisement Workshops are completed online during your own time.

If you have an associated hold that requires you to complete one of the workshops below, you will receive an email from with a link to complete the workshop. These emails will be sent to students with holds before mid-semester with follow up reminders.  Reach out to if you cannot locate the workshop in your email and would like for it to be sent again, or if you have any questions or required any assistance.

New Student Learning Workshop ⇒
Department Orientation ⇒
Graduation Planning Workshop ⇒

Please complete the workshop well in advance of registration. Workshops can take up to two hours to complete and require you to submit an assignment via email to have your advisement hold removed. We may not be able to process your submitted assignment emails on the same business day during busy pre-registration advisement periods, so get it done early and save yourself from the last-minute scramble!


New Student Learning Workshop

First semester in A&S (first-year & transfer students, and new A&S majors)

This workshop is designed to empower you to use degree-planning resources to take your educational plan into your own hands, while ensuring you know how easy it is to access UNM advisors and past appointment or email notes.

  • Understand how the University Catalog works and how to find information pertaining to your degree requirements, class descriptions, and any course prerequisites
  • Practice running and reading your Lobotrax degree audit
  • Review functions and information available to you on Loboachieve
  • Develop an accurate degree plan to review with your advisor


Department Orientation

After formal admission to your major (typically end of fourth or fifth semester for first-time freshman students)

Please refer to the undergraduate page for your department/program in the UNM Catalog of the year you started to see specific major admission requirements.

  • Integrate into your department/program by meeting faculty members and other undergraduate majors
  • Learn about enhancing your time at UNM with opportunities available to you including - but not limited to - research, internships, and scholarships
  • Understand the nuances of degree completion

Department Orientations will be offered at scheduled times via Zoom. Advisors will email students with associated holds when their Department Orientations are scheduled. You must attend at the required time in order to have your hold removed, so please watch your UNM email!


Graduation Planning Workshop

Three (3) semesters before anticipated graduation date

For students who have completed 75 or more credit hours and anticipate graduating within the next 3 semesters.

  • Analyze your outstanding degree requirements
  • Plan coursework to meet both specific and general requirements
  • Project intended graduation date so you're ready to apply for graduation!